Day 9: Painted Feather Ornament

Painted Feather Ornament //

Day 9 of my 50 DIY Days of Christmas: Painted Feather Ornaments. I’ve got feathers everywhere. My chickens drop them like crazy. It’s slowed down a bit since the weather got colder, but from the summer supply my daughter collected, I had enough to make a few painted feather ornaments. I think these little guys would look lovely on a holiday tree, or even a Christmas gift.

Painted Feather Ornament //


– Feather

– Acrylic paint

– Gold thread


– Gather your feathers from your chickens. If you DON’T have chickens, you can also find feathers at your local craft store.

– Figure out the design you’d like on your feather. I stuck to the simple stuff and did a basic blue block with a gold outline, then a gold block with black polka dots. The feathers were already beautiful, so I didn’t want to take too much away from the loveliness they already had.

– Let dry.

– Tie a knot + bow with your gold thread onto the end of your feather and hang on your beautiful Christmas tree! OR, use the feathers as a gift decor or door decor. Enjoy!

Painted Feather Ornament //

– Chelsey

To keep up with the series, click here or on the image below!

50 Diy Days of Christmas //

P.S. I do have a couple of spots open for the DIY Days, so if you think you have the perfect project to share send me an email. First, check out theDIY/Submission section in my FAQ’s for a bit of post submission info.  If you’d like to reminisce in the past 50 DIY Days of Christmas… here you are: 2011 & 2012.


  • Melissa on said:

    Chelsey, these are stunning! What a gorgeous (and totally easy!) project!

  • hbturner9 on said:

    love it! just discovered your blog; I was so excited to find that you're also from the Portland area.

    Sisters, Sisters

      • hbturner9 on said:

        Hillsboro, and you?

  • Crystalyn on said:

    The are absolutely beautiful. I would leave them up all year.

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